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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
of state or government are to attend a memorial service for former south african president nelson mandela. among those taking part is u.s. president barack obama. japan's crown prince will also be at the ceremony. the prince will be the first imperial family member to attend a funeral or a memorial event overseas for a nonroyal. the crowned prince is accompanied by the former prime minister, who will attend the service as a special envoy. they left tokyo aboard a government plane on monday afternoon. the prince will arrive in johannesburg on tuesday morning. >>> there's a severe winter storm in eastern united states, and here's our meteorologist robert speta with the details. robert, how bad is the situation? >> well, gene, this past weekend many people without power, all the way from texas, extending up into new england. today, it does look like the worst of it is in new england, but you're seeing icing all the way across the appalachian mountains here and this is cause for at least 2,000 flights to be cancelled. anybody traveling, it has been a rough go. you see the cloud cover,
Dec 6, 2013 5:30am PST
. president barack obama says his entry into politics began with anti-apartheid rallies at universities. he wrote in "the guardian" of having watched nelson mandela over the years with admiration and humility. >> i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> political activists who went leaders say nelson mandela inspired them to become leaders and overcome oppression. >> he understood nobody should be penalized for the color of their skin or the circumstances in which they were born. he understood we could change the world. , also winnerlama of the nobel peace prize, says he has lost a dear friend. tribute we "the best can pay to him is to honor his oneness of humanity and with peace and reconciliation as he did." preparations began friday for the liberation hero's state funeral. mandela's passing came last night, but many south africans only found out when waking friday morning. the latest images coming there show an outpouring of emotion as people gather outside his home in jo
Dec 10, 2013 5:30am PST
that you heard an inspiring speech from the u.s. president, barack obama. sophie, thank you for joining us. you are a former correspondent in johannesburg and yourself had a chance to meet and interview nelson mandela several times. do you have a particular memory or something about him that strikes you the most? all at theuck us time was his extraordinary warmth. he clearly loved human company it was very striking. after 27 years in prison he had been deprived of the things that normal family life means to any political leader. when he remembers sitting under a tree in his garden for a press conference, that is the kind of thing he would do, sit on a chair with the press sitting on the grass around him. it was not dreamed up by some public relations specialist. he had a natural authority for leadership and he enjoyed the presidents of other people. i think that that came up, time and time again, we all had the real privilege, crosses warmth and enjoyment of company. for foreign company correspondents. he was having a lovely time telling stories about his childhood and how they
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